20 Fun Facts About Beetles
20 Fun Facts About Beetles
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Annotation: Describes beetle characteristics, habitat, life cycles, and communication abilities.
Genre: Biology
Catalog Number: #68092
Format: Library Binding
All Formats: Search
Copyright Date: 2013
Edition Date: 2013
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-433-98225-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-433-98225-5
Dewey: 595.76
LCCN: 2012020377
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
School Library Journal
MALEY, Adrienne Houk . 20 Fun Facts About Praying Mantises . ISBN 978-1-4339-8240-8 ; ISBN 978-1-4339-8243-9 ; ISBN 978-1-4339-8241-5 . NELSON, Maria . 20 Fun Facts About Dragonflies . ISBN 978-1-4339-8235-4 ; ISBN 978-1-4339-8238-5 ; ISBN 978-1-4339-8236-1 . LC 2012021207. NIVER, Heather Moore . 20 Fun Facts About Stick Bugs . ISBN 978-1-4339-8251-4 ; ISBN 978-1-4339-8254-5 ; ISBN 978-1-4339-8252-1 . ea vol: 32p. (Fun Fact File: Bugs! Series). charts. diags. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Gareth Stevens . 2013. PLB $25.25; pap. $10.25; ebook $25.25. Gr 3&11;5&12; One or two sentences per page, in large, eye-catching red print, offer salient facts about the featured insects, usually involving an unusual physical or behavioral characteristic. Each numbered statement is followed by a short paragraph with more detail. For instance, Dragonflies states that "A dragonfly could keep up with a moving car on a city street," and then explains that some species can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour. Praying Mantises states that, "Female praying mantises sometimes eat the head of their mate," and then offers possible reasons for this behavior. Other entries briefly describe: key body parts, senses, defense mechanisms, hunting and/or feeding methods, diets, life cycles, etc. The texts are set against pastel backgrounds resembling file folders and are illustrated on almost every page with one or two clear color photographs. Captions, mounted on yellow backgrounds mimicking sticky notes, provide additional information. Each book also includes a chart, graph, or diagram with facts on related species, prey, or life cycles. All four titles are succinctly written and straightforward, with the minor exception of a silly, anthropomorphic comment in Stick Bugs regarding parthenogenesis, i.e., "Female stick bugs might be some of the most independent women on the planet." General introductions to these insects are available with more detailed information, but the assorted odd facts offered here are easily accessible and will appeal to browsers.&12; Karey Wehner, formerly at San Francisco Public Library
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: 2-5
Lexile: 860L

Beetles are the most common animal species on the planet. They live almost everywhere on Earth, and come in many shapes and sizes. You are probably familiar with the beautiful ladybird beetle-or ladybug. But there are many others, including the colorful Japanese beetle and the enormous rhinoceros beetle. Readers will be amazed to learn the bizarre habits of Earth's most plentiful species. Colorful close-up photographs of these amazing bugs are sure to thrill readers.


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